employment law support

  1. Here at Wirehouse we get many questions regarding restrictive covenants and the desire for employers to restrict what an employee can do once their employment has been terminated. The starting point for employers is to understand that any contractual term which restricts a former employees activities would be unlawful as a restraint of trade and […]

  2. As we look ahead to 2020, we expect the Parental Bereavement (Pay and Leave) Act to come into force in April. There is currently no specific provision for a parent to receive time off or pay if their child dies. The Parental Bereavement (Pay and Leave) Act provides a right to two weeks of time […]

  3. There are countless online resources offering employers HR advice , but not all are as useful as they could be. In order to get the most from these resources, we’ve compiled a list of the top 5 resources for free HR advice when you just need a little guidance or assistance that you can rely […]

  4. In a recent employment tribunal case, an employer has been found guilty of failing to make temporary reasonable adjustments for a disabled employee, which, as a result, cost the employer in excess of £75,000 in an employment tribunal award. Employers have a legal duty under Equality Act 2010 (s.20) to make reasonable adjustments for disabled […]

  5. Since 2014 there has been a growing number of cases that have looked into what employers should pay when an employee in on annual leave. It started with employers having to pay commission whilst annual leave was taken. Then it moved onto overtime, stating that regular and consistent overtime should be paid whilst employees take […]

  6. The results of a TUC survey published on 2nd September 2019 show that a third of flexible working requests submitted by employees are turned down. So what risks do employers face when a request is made and the answer is in the negative? Is turning down flexible working requests breaching a statutory right? No it […]

  7. We are frequently asked for Training Agreements to enable employers to deduct monies from an employees’ wages, or claim monies from the employee, if the employee leaves once they have committed to, or completed the course. There is a common misconception surrounding these documents in that they are straightforward, and a simple template ‘one size […]

  8. The Employment Rights Act 1996 provides protection to workers who have made a protected disclosure . A dismissal will be automatically unfair if the reason, or principle reason, for the dismissal is that the individual has made a protected disclosure. In addition, workers are protected from being subjected to a detriment on the grounds that […]